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Time and Economic Well-Being--A Panel Analysis of Desired versus Actual Working Hours

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  • Merz, Joachim

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Individual well-being has its resources by income and time. Though income traditionally is on the focuses of well-being analyses, the connected time dimension is often neglected. One important dimension of individual welfare regarding time and income is the possibility to harmonize desired with actual working hours connected with the income dimension. This paper will analyze this working hour tension by a ten year panel analysis for Germany. Besides descriptive measures of the subjective tension over a decade from the mid 1980s to the mid 1990s, the panel econometric analyses will quantify personal and household influences in explaining the working hour tension as one further important economic well-being measure. Copyright 2002 by The International Association for Research in Income and Wealth.

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Article provided by International Association for Research in Income and Wealth in its journal Review of Income & Wealth.

Volume (Year): 48 (2002)
Issue (Month): 3 (September)
Pages: 317-46

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Handle: RePEc:bla:revinw:v:48:y:2002:i:3:p:317-46

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Cited by:
  1. Steffen Otterbach, 2010. "Mismatches Between Actual and Preferred Work Time: Empirical Evidence of Hours Constraints in 21 Countries," Journal of Consumer Policy, Springer, vol. 33(2), pages 143-161, June.
  2. Robert Drago & Mark Wooden & David Black, 2006. "Long Work Hours: Volunteers and Conscripts," Melbourne Institute Working Paper Series wp2006n27, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, The University of Melbourne.
  3. Ragni Hege Kitterød & Marit Rønsen, 2011. "Housewives in a dual-earner society Who is a housewife in contemporary Norway?," Discussion Papers 659, Research Department of Statistics Norway.

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